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Scattershot: A Blessing and a Curse


“Maybe everyday is Saturday morning.”—Drive-By Truckers** One Christmas when I was in junior high, I asked my cool, young Uncle Garrett to give me N.W.A.’s album Straight Outta Compton, at the time making headlines /infuriating Whitey for its track, ‘Fuck tha Police.’ Uncle G came through. But he wanted to listen to it with me, pointing out its Parental Advisory...